Annual Chapter Business Report
McAuley Catholic High School
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Letter to Members…………………………………………………….…2
Recruitment of Members…………………………………………......…5
Preparing for the Future…………………………………………...….…7
Plans for FBLA Week…………………………………………………...8
Relationships with the Community……………………..………….…..9
Serving the School andCommunity….……………………...………...10
Jack Frost 5K/10 Mile Run…………………………………………….12
American Enterprise Project……………………………………..……13
What Has FBLA Taught You?……………...……………….……...…16
2011-2012 Local Chapter Annual Business Report
McAuley Catholic High School FBLA
Written and Designed by: Nicole Moore, Megan Price, and Lauren Guthery
Dear McAuley High School FBLA Members,
Table of ContentsLetter to Members
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Our local chapter is still new and always improving. We like to take pride in everything we do.
In the past year, your help was needed for various community service projects and fundraisers,
such as recycling and cleaning up our community, planning a
community-wide dodgeball tournament, and a 5K run. Your
hard work has been greatly appreciated. Don’t let it stop here!
Help our chapter reach the “Gateway to Greatness” in 2012.
For the year to come, we have many experiences planned as a
new chapter. We will work on recruiting new members. We will
also work on letting our community know about what we are
doing and our plans for the year. Our officers will attend the
National Fall Leadership Conference. That experience will help them work on their leadership
roles. They will come back with many new ideas and plans for our chapter that will help us have
a successful second year.
Although this is only our second year being a chapter at McAuley, we have thrived in
membership. Our chapter has almost 80% of students as registered members. As members, all of
you have been active and involved in all FBLA activities throughout the year.
This year, we have come to the students and faculty of McAuley with the purpose of making a
difference. We want to get even more students involved in FBLA. We have planned fun
activities like a dodgeball tournament, a 5K run, FBLA week activities, preparation for
competition, an end-of- the-year activity, a slideshow, and dinner to show what we have
accomplished this year, and induction of new members, and various other events to promote
membership and participation. All events that we are planning with help involvement in FBLA
and encourage team building with all members.
Together, we can make this year’s FBLA successful and raise the bar even higher for years to
come. Don’t forget that if you ever have any questions about FBLA or becoming a member, feel
free to stop by Mr. Bromley’s room and ask him. Thanks again for all your hard work and good
luck in the upcoming year!
FBLA of McAuley Catholic High School works to build character, develop skills, and learn
key tools of the business world.
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Members wait to depart for District Testing.
When the McAuley Chapter was Organized
McAuley FBLA has reached its second year since starting in 2010. FBLA was brought to
McAuley High School by Patrick Bromley, our business teacher. The growth of population in
FBLA at our school from the past year is a promising sign that McAuley FBLA is here to stay.
Every year a new class of freshman come to McAuley and gets to experience all that McAuley
FBLA has to offer. They are engaged in business activities and by the time the year has ended,
everyone has learned something new as far as bettering business skills. McAuley FBLA has had
a successful first two years and has helped to educate students in ways of the business world as
well as strengthening their self-confidence. The nine FBLA goals are strongly emphasized
because our advisor, Mr. Bromley, feels not only will I help us in our FBLA careers but also help
us in our careers as high school students, college students, and in our adult lives.
Number of Members
McAuley Catholic High School has a strong FBLA program with half of our school as registered
members. The number of members has risen by over 50% since 2010-2011, our inaugural year.
In the past year, McAuley FBLA has risen not only in participation, but school involvement as
well. All members are eager to work and very active in their FBLA projects.
McAuley Catholic High School has 100 students enrolled in grades 9-12. There are only four
high schools in the Joplin area and McAuley is one of the two that have an active FBLA group.
McAuley’s small size and large percent of active members gives several of our students the
opportunity to develop in the skills and communication. FBLA is something that a large number
of the student body can relate to one another with.
McAuley FBLA follows the McAuley Catholic High School, Missouri, and National FBLA
bylaws. Our chapter is aware that by following the laws of the land, the chapter can be
Chapter GoalsChapter Overview
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Officers hold meetings every Friday morning.
financially stable and succeed as an honoree chapter. Under the direction of our FBLA
advisor and chapter officers, we hold meetings to ensure that our chapter is aware and
meeting the community’s needs.
Program of Work
Our chapter advisor and officers meet at the beginning of the year to set goals and plan activities
for the year ahead that will offer the
chapter new experiences and community
service. The foundation of our chapter
plans for success is set by the following
In order to meet the chapter’s goals the officers
decided that it would be beneficial to meet the first
and second Tuesday of the month. The scheduled
meetings start at 8:00 AM to discuss upcoming
events, financial status, active members and
chapter’s activity status in the community. These
meetings are intended to help voice concerns,
problems, and upcoming events so they are held as
needed as well.
Local Chapter Meetings
McAuley FBLA holds meetings the second and
fourth Thursday of the month. Chapter meetings
start at 8:00 AM. Unscheduled meetings are
announced over the intercom when they are
necessary to have. The chapter officers present and
discuss their opinions and plans with the chapter.
The chapter is given the opportunity to voice their
opinion and vote for their choice.
McAuley FBLA’s president, Kim Carlton, was nominated by members to run for election in
2011. Kim Carlton ran for the 2011-2012 district treasure and was successful. Carlton is the first
district officer and has set the foundation for dedicating time to serving others in the community.
Campaigns for district office are currently being worked on for the 2012-2013 year.
Each year FBLA strives to be the most influential and beneficial organization at McAuley.
Recruitment of Members
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Members explain to 8th
graders what FBLA
One of several posters advertising FBLA
that were hung throughout the school.
Junior High Recruitment
Four officers were led by our advisor, Mr. Bromley,
to St. Peter’s Middle School to recruit 8th
with an FBLA presentation. The presentation
provided reasons to join FBLA, highlighting the
lifelong benefits and the opportunity of a fun,
memorable time. After the presentation, the recruiters
mingled with the 8th
graders allowing them to ask
more in-depth questions. The 8th
be able to get involved and be an influential member in the school chapter.
Meet and Greet
To kick off the 2nd
year of FBLA at McAuley, as well as the upcoming school year, a meet and
greet was held on August 18, 2011 for current members as well as new members. The purpose of
the event was to inform anyone who was interested in joining FBLA about the group. Students as
well as parents were greeted by an FBLA officer or Mr. Bromley who gladly shared information
and answered questions about the upcoming year’s plans. Every student was invited, which
resulted in a 50% membership increase. The meet and greet’s success inspired officers to make it
an annual event to ensure the continual growth of FBLA.
The use of technology has helped members keep in touch about dates, times, and events through
various sources such as Facebook, text messaging, and our McAuley FBLA website. Facebook
and our website are used not only to inform members of upcoming events and meetings, but
advertise important fundraisers like the Jack Frost Run and
Dodgeball Tournament to the public. By using these
sources, McAuley FBLA is exposed to the community.
Text messages are an efficient way to remind students of
upcoming activities to ensure a large attendance.
McAuley’s first FBLA meeting was advertised every
morning and afternoon on the school-wide intercom
announcements for the first week of school. Informative
posters were also crafted in the summer by officers to hang up in the school hallways for the first
couple months of school. The purpose of this advertising was to verify that every student knew
that he or she had the opportunity to
Chapter Officer Elections
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Kimberly Carlton ran for
President for the second year.
Officers for the 2011-2012 school year were inducted into office on April 30, 2011.
Officers held a Christmas Party after setting up for the Jack Frost Run.
Kimberly Carlton gives a
speech in hope of being
Six new officers and three
returning officers were
inducted into office.
Every April we hold elections for officers for the following year. Each nominee gives a speech
claiming why they would be the best person for their desired position. After all the speeches are
completed, members voted on who they thought was the most qualified candidate. Once each
officer was elected, an induction ceremony was held at the end of the month. Kimberly Carlton
was elected President for the 2011-2012 school year, continuing her presidency from the
previous year. Lindsey Klunk was elected Vice President, and Sage Sennett earned the spot of
Secretary. Nicole Moore was appointed Treasurer, and Jon Pekarek
took the title of Parliamentarian. Lucy Borgmeyer became
Membership Director, and Tanner Riscoe was elected to the position of
Reporter. Ally Adrian and Shelby Kenkel were selected as the
Preparing for the Future
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Students got to job shadow at a local
Offering a variety of business classes, McAuley prepares students for success not only in FBLA,
but in students’ future careers.
This year was McAuley’s first in taking the opportunity
to shadow a variety of careers available in the business
world. A group of eager-to-learn members dressed up
for the day as they spent a couple of hours in the
footsteps of business such as a local insurance agency,
law firm, and television station. Observing a real-life
business environment prepared students for the
transition from work to school. Many students have
become fascinated after visiting and have plans to work
as an intern at these businesses this summer.
Business Advisory Council
Each semester, our advisor meets with a council of eight
members who are experienced business leaders and owners to discuss important FBLA events,
meetings, and fundraisers that will soon occur. The council suggests ideas on how to help FBLA
members reach goals, gain valuable skills, and develop confidence. The committee does this by
incorporating students as much as possible with their own business.
•Mock trials give students confidence as they learn the
legal matters associated with business.
•Ideas are expressed and put into action by creating
plans describing potential businesses.
•Banking and credit options are explored as well how to
manage one's own finances.
•Students learn how to analyze, journalize, and post
transactions, as well as prepare financial statements.
•Software skills are gained as students explore the
basics of a computer in order to work in a technological
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Posters advertising FBLA Week were hung throughout the school.
Office Chair Races
Paper Airplane Competition
Ice cream party for the winners!
Expected to be held in the middle of April, FBLA officers are finalizing plans for the exciting
and entertaining FBLA week to
come. Members were all asked to
suggest ideas of activities they
wished to be played during FBLA
Week. After sharing ideas with
other FBLA local chapters, our
officers divided the planning
evenly. Some events such as office
chair races and disk throwing
contests will be featured. Students
will be rewarded for a year
of hard work with an ice-cream
Throughout the past two years of
McAuley FBLA, making relationships with local businesses has become a crucial step not
Relationships with the CommunityPlans for FBLA Week
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The Run Around is one of several businesses
that sponsor McAuley FBLA.
only for advertising needs, but for sponsoring
needs as well. The support of local businesses
has helped for McAuley FBLA events to become
a success and an option for years to come.
The Run Around
The Run Around is a local business which has
been supporting McAuley FBLA for the past two
years. Our FBLA advisor, Patrick Bromley, being
a runner himself, has close ties with the running
community.. McAuley FBLA has utilized these
relationshipsin advertising for our Jack Frost 5K
at The Run Around. The Run Around has also
been a proud sponsor of the Jack Frost 5K.
The Joplin Family Y
Because so many McAuley FBLA members are
also members of the Joplin Family Y, the Y
allowed us to advertise for our Jack Frost 5K Run at both facilities. The Joplin Family Y has
been an ideal place for advertisement due to the
vast number of people from our community who
Crossland Construction was a sponsor of this year’s Jack Frost Run. They contributed a
generousamount of money, helping our Jack Frost Run become a success.
Ozark Athletic Supply
Ozark Athletic Supply has helped McAuley for a number of years, and they have been especially
kind to the FBLA group. From donating shirts to giving us discounted prices on trophies, their
generosity is thoroughly appreciated.
Fir Road Christian Church
The Fir Road Christian Church graciously allowed McAuley to use its facility for our Jack Frost
run. They opened their doors to their building so there was a warm meeting place to sign up,
organize, and distribute numbers and t-shirts. The church also allowed McAuley FBLA to use
portions of their parking lot for our run.
Carl Junction FBLA Program
Having only had an FBLA at our school for two years, we needed some guidance and mentoring
as far as developing our FBLA program. Carl Junction FBLA has helped McAuley FBLA in
numerous ways to grow and develop.
Recognition for our community has helped members become more active in the community.
Serving the School and Community
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Members attended the Breast Cancer
Awareness Walk in Carl Junction.
Students are always using our computer lab, for
which we have purchased several new computers.
Service to School
Members of FBLA produce the programs for athletic and theater events. The athletic programs
are necessary at home football, volleyball, and basketball games for both girls and boys.
Specialized programs called Media Guides are made at the beginning of each season introducing
the active athletes with a show biography. Programs for the fall and spring play include a
biography of each actor and crew member.
FBLA has hosted many fundraisers such as the
Jack Frost run, Dodgeball tournament, and
Powderpuff. McAuley FBLA has raised enough
money through these fundraisers to purchase five
new computers for the computer lab. McAuley is a
private school, so we do not receive extra funding
to stay up to date on technology. FBLA has been
generous enough to work on fulfilling the need to
update the computer lab and we are in the process
of gratifying it. Fifteen more computers are
essential to keep students connected with the
technological advances, so fundraising money will continue to
be dedicated to helping students.
Service to Community
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Members attended the annual Breast Cancer Walk to support
awareness at Carl Junction High School. The walk is organized
by Carl Junction FBLA, who McAuley associates with in
support of events. Together, money was raised and donated in
supporting many local women through their fight against cancer.
The Crop Walk is an annual event in which the entire
community gathers together to walk throughout the city. The
purpose of the crop walk is the end hunger in various countries
in Africa by providing wells and farming equipment. FBLA’s
first year walking in the event was greatly enjoyed by all the members. Next year a goal of
McAuley FBLA is to get more people involved in this enjoyable activity.
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Lindsey Klunk (center) passes on advice
well wishes to her successors.
Volunteer jobs ranged from record
keeper to announcer.
Two FBLA Members officiated the
Several FBLAmembers played on
teams in the tournament.
The winning team shows off their trophy.
McAuley FBLA hosted its second annual dodgeball
tournament on November 12, 2011. Vice President Lindsey
Klunk was in charge of planning
this event. The games were played
in both of McAuley’s gyms. The cost for each six-person team to play was $60 and the cost to
watch was $1/person. Twelve teams participated in the tournament, and McAuley FBLA raised
nearly $900. The winning team received a trophy from Ozark Athletic Supply.
Annual Dodgeball Tournament
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Members make mile marker signs.
FBLA held a t-shirt design contest.
Trophies were given out to three individuals in
each age group, and overall winners received
Runners take off after the horn sounds.
Members not only helped plan and prepare for the
race, several also ran in it.
On a chilly December morning, many peoplebraved the cold weather to run in McAuley’s the
second annual Jack Frost 5K/10 mile run. Even
before that, officers, led by Lucy Borgmeyer, went
to Fir Road Christian Church to set up for the event.
Signs were placed throughout the course to lead the
100 plus runners. As runners arrived, they received
a t-shirt and number bib. The horn then sounded to
start the race.
were tracked by
company who had
installed tiny chips into the bibs. Before the event came to an
end, trophies were dispersed to those finishing at the top of
their age division. An overall male and female plaque was
presented as well. In total FBLA raised $888 after net with
all the proceeds donated to the McAuley computer lab.
FBLA members met with the 5th
St. Mary’s Elementary School several times to
help them learn about business.
Jack Frost 5K/10 Mile RunAmerican Enterprise Project
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FBLA members sell advertising supplies.
Ooh…Cookies…Yum! Won for Best Overall Company
Funky Monkey Cookie Company pitches their cookie
to the judges
Students were asked to divide into two teams. The FBLA members asked them to line up in
certain orders (alphabetical from A to Z, shoe size from smallest to largest, and age from oldest
to youngest). While Team 2 excelled at this activity, Team 1 struggled. The FBLA members
explained that the reason Team 2 had such an easy time following directions is because they
communicated with each other, whereas the members of Team 1 argued with each other and
failed to listen to any instructions.
Students were split into companies of three people. Each
company came up with a name, then they were given a
sheet with prices of supplies on it. Each company was
given $50 in Monopoly money to spend, and they had to
budget it out carefully between their cookie, frosting, extra
toppings, and advertising supplies (crayons and paper).
Then, they had to come up with a design for their cookie
using two colors of frosting and any other supplies they
needed. They were then given some time to make signs advertising their products.
The companies were given a few minutes to finish making their signs, and then they had to begin
decorating their cookies. After time was called, each company had a few minutes to hang their
signs and figure out what they were going to say in order to convince the judges to buy their
cookies. As the judges went around, each company was asked questions about why they
designed their cookie the way they did, how they came up with the name of their cookie, etc.
Each group was scored based on quality, overall appearance, taste, how well they advertised
their product, and how well they presented themselves; one group was awarded Best Overall.
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Tessa Foti won first place in Introduction
to Business Communications.
Mary Street and Christopher Taylor took
first place in Global Business.
Jon Pekarek earned first and second place
plaques at the State FBLA Competition in 2011.
Business Math- Thien Le; Computer Problem Solving-
Jon Pekarek; Cyber Security- Steven Patrick;
Electronic Career Portfolio- Lindsey Klunk; Global
Business- Mary Street and Christopher Taylor;
Introduction to Business Communications- Tessa Foti;
Technology Concepts- Jon Pekarek
Banking and Financial Systems- Ally Adrian, Shelby
Kenkel, Sage Sennett; Job Interview- Kim Carlton; Parliamentary Procedure- Tessa Foti
Business Financial Plan- Lucy Borgmeyer and Austin
Shipman; Business Plan Project- Abby Pekarek, Megan
Price, Mary Street; Word Processing II- Shelby Kenkel
Business Communications- Nicole Moore; Business
Procedures- Lindsey Klunk; Entrepreneurship- Mary Street
and Christopher Taylor; Help Desk- Frank Ostmeyer;
Management Decision Making- Kim Carlton, Meggie
Minor, Adam Robertson; Networking Concepts- Frank
Ostmeyer; Parliamentary Procedure- Susannah Schrader; Public Speaking II- Emily Tarter
Business Law- Luke Seidl;Business Procedures- Matt Keys;
E-Business- Tanner Riscoe; Mr. FBL- Nathan Teeter; Ms.
FBL- Megan Price
Our FBLA chapter won 1st
place in Class III by quadrupling
the second place school’s scores.
At state in 2011, Jon Pekarek placed 1st
Introduction to Business and 2nd
in Introduction to
Technology Concepts. He went on to Nationals for
Introduction to Business.
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The Warrior Connections reaches
numerous people through the
The February bulletin board featured the
names of all FBLA members.
FBLA has been written about in
every school paper so far this year.
McAuley FBLA periodically changes a bulletin board in the school hallway to keep students in
the know of other FBLA projects. Things such as competition results and upcoming FBLA trips
are pinned up to not only let the student body know what all FBLA has accomplished, but to
keep faculty and staff aware as well. The bulletin board helps McAuley to gain the support of the
people of the school.
Every morning before school and every afternoon
before lunch and the end of the day, McAuley makes announcements regarding upcoming
events. FBLA takes advantage of this daily opportunity to make our upcoming fundraisers
known to the whole school. Important news such as meetings,
when group pictures will be taken, results in the latest
competition, and various other topics are announced at these
The McAuley newspaper, The McAuley Times, often writes
columns following the year of McAuley FBLA. They cover
stories such as FBLA fundraisers, or when FBLA goes to
Our school also puts
together a newsletter which
goes out three times a year,
describing events occurring
in the Joplin Area Catholic
School system. One of articles in the November Newsletter
highlighted Jon Pekarek’s accomplishments in regards to
qualifying for Nationals in FBLA. Since this newsletter is
sent out to parents of all students throughout the system and
all alumni, many people were able to see what McAuley
FBLA was able to accomplish.
McAuley FBLA will be featured on the cover of the April edition of Joplin Metro Magazine.
Several students were interviewed and asked what they have learned by being a part of FBLA.
What has FBLA taught you?
"FBLA has taught
andtrust." -Nathan Teeter,
"FBLA has taught me how to
think more like a
businessperson and that it’s
never too early to start
developing business skills." -
Gabriela Moore, freshman
"It has taught me that running
a business consists of many
different things, not just a
few key things." -Cole
"FBLA has taught me to
work together with a team of
people even when we have
different views on things." -
Abby Pekarek, Sophomore
"It taught me more about how
to be a team player in
business and that you can
also have fun with business."
-Philip Calcagno, Junior
"FBLA taught me that hard
work can really pay off in the
end. Also, that staying
organized is extremely
“FBLA has taught me that
business is a great thing to
get into. Business is a way
for me to create something I
love and present it to the
masses.” – Matt Keys, Senior
"FBLA has taught me to
work together to reach a
common goal and it has
prepared me for my future
career." -Kristian Crawford,